Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guilty Conscience: Interview with Helen Fitzgerald

Guilty Conscience: Interview with Helen Fitzgerald: "Helen Fitzgerald is the author of five adult thrillers as well as young adult fiction also. Her current release 'The Donor' is gaining exc..."

This interview sold me on Helen Fitzgerald's writing when she talked about her use (non-use?) of description in answering this interview question:

Another stand out for me, was the writing style, no wasted words whatsoever. How much editing takes place after completing the first draft?

There was hardly any editing in The Donor – I think it took me two days. Most of the time, my editors say my writing is too sparse and too frantic, and ask me to slow things down and add description.  I’m not good at description. Fog’s fog.


Fog's fog.

My own take on most good description.

Blue skies,


Luca Veste said...

Glad you enjoyed the interview Les!

That is perhaps one of my favourite responses to one of my questions up to now!

Luca - Guilty Conscience

Les Edgerton said...

Amazing interview, Luca! As are just about every single one on your blog. It's one of the first places I go to daily and I'm never disappointed.

Luca Veste said...

That's great to hear! I enjoy doing it a lot.

Really looking forward to reading your two new novels, will be keeping a close eye out for release dates!